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Old 05-12-2021, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
Some exceptions would be past iterations of the V-10 powered Dodge RAM pickup. These trucks had parallel radiator and condenser. Side by side.
Each was unobstructed with respect to the forward stagnation point.
The first-gen Honda CIVIC CRX HF was also configured this way. They came from Japan without AC, which was added as an option at the dealer.
I remember some Volkswagens with longitudinal engine had a similar setup too.

For series heat exchangers, the condenser is fully exposed to the dynamic pressure of the stagnation point, however, it's flow volume in the recent past, would be governed ( or not ) by the presence ( or not ) of radiator shutters, modulating airflow, as a function of coolant temperature sensor data to the CPU portion governing shutter positioning and it's output signal.
Same for 'blower-assisted' operations.
No wonder most buses, and even trucks, have the condenser assembled out of the engine bay. IIRC some Asian forward-control vans had the condenser assembled below the floorboard of the driver's compartment, between the radiator and the front axle, in a horizontal position which seemed quite bad as it would be somewhat prone to damage from road debris.
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